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Oregon Cheese Guild presents The Wedge
October 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm$15
Hundreds of handmade cheeses, specialty foods and craft beverages will be available for tasting and purchase from more than 50 regional creameries, cideries, wineries, and artisan food and beverage producers. Bring a cooler and stock up on these often hard-to-find gems.
The Oregon Cheese Guild created The Wedge in 2007. Tasting tickets for The Wedge are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Each ticket comes with a $5 coupon for any cheese of your choice.
This year, The Wedge offers a wine and cider flight. A $10 fee will allow guests to sample wines, and there will be a commemorative glass to take home. Wine producers pouring include Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Grochau, Montinore Estate, Nectar Creek Mead, Pike Road Wines by Elk Cove Vineyards, SakeOne, Samuel Robert and Teutonic Wine Co.
Participating creameries include Ancient Heritage (Portland), By George Farm (Jacksonville), Briar Rose Creamery (Dundee), Cascadia Creamery (Trout Lake, Wash.), Cypress Grove (Arcata, Calif), Gia’s Cheesorizo (Rogue River), Face Rock Creamery (Bandon), La Mariposa (Albany), Lark’s Meadow Farms (Rexburg, Idaho), Laura Chenel/Marin French Cheese (Petaluma, Calif.), Ochoa’s Queseria (Albany), Pedrozo Dairy and Cheese Co. (Orland, Calif.), Portland Creamery, Rivers Edge Chèvre (Blodgett), Rogue Creamery (Central Point), Tillamook and Willamette Valley Cheese Company (Salem).
In-depth tasting and pairing master classes at The Wedge are $15 each, including substantial samples, and will take place in the barrel room throughout the event:
- Cider and Cheese: Oregon’s Hottest New Couple with James Kohn from Wandering Aengus Ciderworks and Steve Jones of Cheese Bar and Chizu – Cider’s natural balance of acidity, fruit, and carbonation make it the perfect pairing for cheese. Taste your way through this exciting new category and all of the intriguing and delicious pairing options it has to offer. Includes tasting of five ciders with cheese pairings.
- Wine vs Beer: A Throwdown for the Best Pairing with Steve Jones of Cheese Bar and Chizu – You might think that cheese and wine are the classic pairing, but Portland’s resident cheese expert Steve Jones begs to differ. The variety in style and complexity of craft beers might just provide the optimal match for our local cheeses. Want to see for yourself? In this Master Class, taste through five pairing match-ups, and vote to determine which beverage is the ultimate companion for cheese.
- Milk • Texture • Rind • Flavor: A Tour of World Cheeses, Made in Oregon with Hillary Renshaw from New Seasons Market – What’s the difference between a bloomy and a washed rind? What’s an Alpine style cheese? Do any local producers make French, Italian, or Mexican style cheeses? Answer these questions and more as the New Seasons cheese experts give you the rundown on cheese style, brought to life with a no-kidding cheese plate composed of Oregon cheeses representing each style.
This is a family and pet friendly event that is open to the public. Children and well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome.